Melton City Council and Tract Consultants commenced work on the Cobblebank Metropolitan Activity Centre Urban Design Framework (CMAC UDF) in August 2017.
The CMAC UDF was adopted at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 9 December 2019.
Replacing the Toolern Town Centre UDF 2012, the CMAC UDF covers approximately 100 hectares of land that is intersected north-south by Ferris Road and east –west by the Melbourne-Ballarat railway line.
The CMAC is designated in the State government’s metropolitan planning strategy, Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 as an emerging metropolitan activity centre identified as ‘Toolern.’ Other metropolitan activity centres include Box Hill, Broadmeadows, Dandenong, Epping, Footscray, Fountain Gate – Narre Warren, Frankston, Ringwood and Sunshine and the other emerging centre of Lockerbie.
Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 identifies a Metropolitan Activity Centre as a higher order centre providing a diverse range of jobs, activities and housing for regional catchments that are well serviced by public transport. Metropolitan Activity Centres also play a major service delivery role, through government, health, justice and education services as well as retail and commercial opportunities.
The adopted CMAC UDF can be downloaded from the link below or can be viewed at Melton Civic Centre, 232 High Street Melton.
Cobblebank Metropolitan Activity Centre Urban Design Framework(PDF, 4MB)
Background and Technical Reports
At the beginning of the UDF process, a background report was prepared. The Background Report also included the Cobblebank Employment and Mixed Use UDF (CEMU UDF) as both UDFs were prepared simultaneously.
The Background Report was finalised in February 2018 and was informed through technical reports for economics and traffic and transport. An industrial buffer assessment was later prepared and is acknowledged in the Background Report as an addendum.
Further into the UDF process, a transport strategic modelling report was undertaken for both CMAC and CEMU UDFs which informed the traffic network in the draft CMAC UDF.
The above mentioned documents can be downloaded from the links below as well as the consultation report from the draft CMAC UDF stage.
- Toolern UDFs Background Report(PDF, 2MB)
- Appendix 1: Benchmarking(PDF, 4MB)
- Appendix 2: Town Centre Revised Structure(PDF, 132KB)
- Appendix 3: Movement and Transport Technical Report(PDF, 6MB)
- Appendix 4: Economics Technical Report(PDF, 2MB)
- Appendix 5: Comments Matrix(PDF, 115KB)
- Addendum: Buffer Assessment(PDF, 7MB)
- Transport Strategic Modelling Report(PDF, 3MB)
- CMAC Consultation Report, Draft CMAC UDF(PDF, 3MB)